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If you are a current resident of Lincoln County, or an out of state resident (who plans to get married in Lincoln County), this is what you would need to get a marriage license:

*State certified birth certificate for both bride and groom
*Proof of current residency - Photo ID, Utility Bill, or other mail where you lived for the last 30 days
*If married before - we will need you to bring in documentation on how last marriage ended (divorce papers, dealth certificate, etc.)
*Date of intended marriage, county where ceremony will take place, township or city within that county, name of person performing the ceremony, that person's mailing address, and phone number.

We will ask you the following:

*If you are blood related
*your race
*highest level of education you have completed
*phone number

We need both bride and groom to come in for the application process. Only one needs to return to pick up the completed license.

The price for the license is $90.00 (which is non-refundable) there is a 5 day waiting period. There is a $25.00 fee (which is non-refundable) to have the waiting period waived.

The license is only valid for 30 days once it is issued.

Payment can be made by check, cash, and debit or credit cards accepted.

Please arrive no later than 4:00 p.m. as it takes 15 - 20 minutes to complete the process and our office closes at 4:30 p.m. If you would like to speed the process up you can following the link below to have the form filled out ahead of time and send to us via email to get it in the system. http://www.co.lincoln.wi.us/i/f/files/05061-F_0515_MarriageLicenseApp-FF.pdf When you arrive we would only need to see your documentation and print out the forms for signatures. Saving approximately ten minutes.

Below is a list of lawyers that have performed marriage ceremonies in Lincoln County:

Andrew W. Schmidt - 715-845-9621 www.schmidtlawfirm.com
Douglas Bauman - 715-261-1320

James Koppelman - 715-536-8371
Judge Jay Tlusty - 715-536-0343
Judge Robert Russell - 715-536-0416

Francis Seroogy - 715-453-2158

If you have any questions you can contact the following employee:

Christopher Marlowe
801 N. Sales St., Suite 201
Merrill, WI 54452
Phone: 715-539-1019
Fax: 715-539-8054
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